This pond yacht is based on a 19th century fishing boat design.
She was carved from solid pitch pine, hollowed, and fitted with a separate deck. She has a rudder and the long keel has lead ballast. All these factors suggest very strongly that she was built at the end of the 19th century.
There is a wonderful wineglass shape to the hull. The paintwork is distressed but the green and black colourscheme is original. There are some woodworm holes both in the hull and the deck. It appears to be historical but as a precaution has been treated. There is a bulwark around the deck but it does have some damage. There is a lovely coachline carved into the topsides
There are two mast holes in the deck which would indicate that she had a lugger rig. Most fishing luggers were scottish and heavily involved in the herring trade.
The stand is included in the sale but is not as old as the yacht.
If you are looking for a decorative display yacht then she is worthy of your consideration.
Alternatively she would be a wonderful restoration project.
Please have a good look at the photos as they form an important part of the description. If you require any more then please do not hesitate to ask.
Distressed 19th Century Fishing Lugger Pond Yacht -Under Offer
Length: 48cm (19") plus bowsprit 27 inches (estimate) Beam: 13cm (5.25")